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Félix-Antoine Fortin from Calcul Québec gives an introduction to high-performance computing with the Compute Canada network, first providing an overview of use cases for HPC and then a hand-on tutorial.  Though some examples might seem specific to the Calcul Québec, all computing clusters in the Compute Canada network share the same software modules and environments.

 

The lesson was given in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:49:34
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Shawn Brown presents an overview of CBRAIN, a web-based platform that allows neuroscientists to perform computationally intensive data analyses by connecting them to high-performance-computing facilities across Canada and around the world.

 

This talk was given in the context of a Ludmer Centre event in 2019.

 

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 56:07
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This course will teach you AWS basics right through to advanced cloud computing concepts. There are lots of hands-on exercises using an AWS free tier account to give you practical experience with Amazon Web Services. Visual slides and animations will help you gain a deep understanding of Cloud Computing.

 

This lesson is courtesy of freeCodeCamp.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 05:27:20
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This lecture and tutorial focuses on measuring human functional brain networks. The lecture and tutorial were part of the 2019 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:44
Speaker: : Caterina Gratton
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Neuronify is an educational tool meant to create intuition for how neurons and neural networks behave. You can use it to combine neurons with different connections, just like the ones we have in our brain, and explore how changes on single cells lead to behavioral changes in important networks. Neuronify is based on an integrate-and-fire model of neurons. This is one of the simplest models of neurons that exist. It focuses on the spike timing of a neuron and ignores the details of the action potential dynamics. These neurons are modeled as simple RC circuits. When the membrane potential is above a certain threshold, a spike is generated and the voltage is reset to its resting potential. This spike then signals other neurons through its synapses.

Neuronify aims to provide a low entry point to simulation-based neuroscience.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:25
Speaker: : Neuronify

Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) are ID numbers assigned to help researchers cite key resources (antibodies, model organisms and software projects) in the biomedical literature to improve transparency of research methods.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:01:36
Speaker: : Maryann Martone

Tutorial on collaborating with Git and GitHub. This tutorial was part of the 2019 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 2:15:50
Speaker: : Elizabeth DuPre

Introduction to reproducible research. The lecture provides an overview of the core skills and practical solutions required to practice reproducible research. This lecture was part of the 2018 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:25:17
Speaker: : Fernando Perez

This video gives a short introduction to the EBRAINS data sharing platform, why it was developed, and how it contributes to open data sharing.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 17:32
Speaker: : Ida Aasebø

This video introduces the key principles for data organisation and explains how you could make your data FAIR for data sharing on EBRAINS.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 10:54

This video introduces the importance of writing a Data Descriptor to accompany your dataset on EBRAINS. It gives concrete examples on what information to include and highlights how this makes your data more FAIR.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 9:48
Speaker: : Ingrid Reiten

This video demonstrates how to find, access, and download data on EBRAINS.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:27

The FOSTER portal has produced a number of guides to help implement Open Science practices in daily workflows, including The Open Science Training Handbook.  It provides many basic definitions, concepts, and principles that are key components of open science, as well as general guidance for developing and implementing these practices in one's own research environments.

 

Topics include:

  • Open Concepts and Principles
  • Open Research Data and Materials
  • Open Research Software and Open Source
  • Reproducible Research and Data Analysis
  • Open Access to Published Research Results
  • Open Licensing and File Formats
  • Collaborative Platforms
  • Open Peer Review, Metrics and Evaluation
  • Open Science Policies
  • Citizen Science
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open Advocacy
Difficulty level: Beginner
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KnowledgeSpace (KS) is a data discoverability portal and neuroscience encyclopedia that was developed to make it easier for the neuroscience community to find publicly available datasets that adhere to the FAIR Principles and to provide an integrated view of neuroscience concepts found in Wikipedia and NeuroLex linked with PubMed and 17 of the world's leading neuroscience repositories. In short, KS provides a single point of entry where reseaerchers can search for a neuroscience concept of interest and receive results that include: i. a description of the term found in Wikipedia/NeuroLex, ii. links to publicly available datasets related to the concept of interest, and iii. up-to-date references that support the concept of interests found in PubMed. APIs are available so that developers of other neuroscience research infrastructures can integrate KS components in their infrastructures. If your repository or your favorite repository is not indexed in KS, please contact us.

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 6:14
Speaker: : Heather Topple